Virus-related cancellations, updates…

FOP dinner

COLUMBIANA — The annual police memorial service to honor the fallen has been canceled this year, Quaker Lodge 88 Fraternal Order of Police President Michael Garber announced Thursday.

The remembrance had been planned for May 21 with Youngstown Police Chief Robin Lees as guest speaker, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there will be no service.

Anyone who already purchased a ticket will be issued a refund as soon as practical following appropriate social distancing. Garber offered thanks to Lees and to all who supported the annual event.

SHS Class of ’48

SALEM– Salem High School Class of 1948 has canceled its May 12 meeting.

Calvary Baptist Church services

SALEM– Calvary Baptist Church has suspended services through June 7.

Leetonia Eagles Auxiliary

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the Leetonia Eagles Auxiliary should mail their annual dues to Marilyn Ciapala, 3383 Pinewood Drive, Apt. 103, New Waterford, Ohio, 44445. The deadline is May 31.

JFS planning meeting canceled

LISBON — The Job and Family Services Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 has been canceled due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Salem 1965 reunion canceled

SALEM — The Salem High School Class of 1965 has canceled its reunion originally scheduled in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salem UCT #590

SALEM– Salem United Commercial Travelers Council #590 will not meet May 13 at Perkins Restaurant for a regular meeting due to COVID-19.

DVFD Night at the Races

DAMASCUS — With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Damascus Fire Department Fundraising Committee has postponed the Night at the Races fundraiser until next year.

Originally scheduled for April 4 and then rescheduled for May 16, the event has been moved to April 10, 2021 to avoid another postponement for this year. The time and venue remain the same. People should keep their tickets. All donations, sponsorships and tickets will be honored on that date. The fire department offered thanks for everyone’s patience and understanding. Anyone with questions can contact Chief Derek Day at 330-853-4418.

Quakertown Super Kids

SALEM– The Quakertown Super Kids Classic has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The race was originally scheduled for June 6. The National Super Kids committee has also announced there will be no National Super Kids Race this year.

Sponsors who have already sent in their sponsorship fee will be receiving a letter and their original check by mail soon.

Leetonia HS Classes of 1955-57

LEETONIA — The Leetonia High School Classes of 1955-57 have canceled their meetings until further notice.

Winona Historical Society

WINONA– The Winona Area Historical Society has canceled spring and early summer activities including the Winona Strawberry Festival in late June, museum open houses and regular monthly meetings of the society. Winona’s traditional mid-May Memorial Celebration will also not be held this year.

Salem Preservation meeting

SALEM — Salem Preservation will not meet until further notice. For information call 330-337-6829.

YSU Summer Festival of Arts

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown State University’s 22nd annual Summer Festival of the Arts, originally scheduled for July 11 and 12, has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID health crisis.

Phyllis M. Paul, Dean of the Cliffe College of Creative Arts & Communication, said, “While it is never easy to cancel a long-standing event, this decision is prudent for the safety of all concerned.”

Potential plans for rescheduling this year, perhaps in fall, will be based on the Governor’s and university guidelines, and updates will be provided at the earliest possible opportunity.

Questions should be addressed to Lori Factor at lafactor@ysu.edu.

Winona Methodist rummage sale

WINONA – The Winona Methodist Church Rummage Sale is postponed until further notice.

SCC, CenterPlex

SALEM — The Salem Community Center (SCC), Center Circle and CenterPlex is closed. All programs and classes are canceled or postponed until a safe date is determined by the governor. Some programs will be rescheduled for a later date. Rental and parties will be contact for rescheduling. Tu-Dor Physical Therapy/Phoenix Rehabilitation will remain open as normal for appointments. Visit salemcommunitycenter.com or follow on Facebook for up-to-date information regarding the facilities.

Deerfield dances canceled

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society dances have been canceled for May.

Salem High School Class of 1956

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1956 has tabled its monthly lunches at Mike’s Penn Ave Grille until further notice.

Bethesda Presbyterian

HANOVERTON – Hanoverton Bethesda Presbyterian Church has canceled services until further notice.

Lions clubs activities

LISBON – All Lions clubs in District OH-4 have canceled all meetings, fundraising and activities until further notice by order of Lions District Governor Tony Deluke. This includes Lisbon Lions Bingo, the annual Easter egg hunt at the county fairgrounds and the Night at the Races. The 90-Second Shopping Spree has been postponed to a later date to be announced. These difficult decisions were made on the public health recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health and the Columbiana County Health Department.

SHS Class of 1951

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1951 will not be meeting until further notice.

SHS Class of 1962

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1962 will not meet for breakfast until further notice.

Salem Hunting Club dinner

SALEM – The Salem Hunting Club’s Annual Wild Game dinner is postponed until Saturday, Sept. 26 at the same location. Those who have tickets with the March 28 date should keep them and they will be valid for the new date.

Additional questions may be directed to 330-506-6194 or 330-831-9847.

Salem Area Senior Citizens

SALEM – The Salem Area Senior Citizens have canceled all meetings until further notice.

Salem Parks activities

SALEM – Due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Salem Parks and Recreation Department will be prohibiting any organized activities from taking place anywhere in the parks system until further notice. These organized activities include practices and games for recreational baseball and softball teams, pavilion rentals, Go Wild in the Park programs or any other organized event or activity. Bathroom facilities will remain closed until the end of March, as in years past.

The Salem Parks offices will be closed to visitors but will remain open to park personnel. Call the office at 330-271-8913 for assistance or information.

CC Board of Elections

LISBON – The Columbiana County Board of Elections lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. Following the recommended guidelines set forth by both the federal and state government, the office made the decision to not only protect the public, but the staff as well.

“It is imperative to protect our office staff and keep them healthy to serve Columbiana County voters in future elections,” Director Kim Fusco said.

The office remains staffed during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist the public via phone, fax, email and mail. Columbiana County residents are able to drop off absentee ballot requests in the main office doorway to be received by staff throughout the day. Voters wishing to obtain an absentee ballot request from the office can also find those forms in the main doorway. Additionally, the request form can be found on our website at www.columbiana.boe.ohio.gov.

SHS Class of 1954

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1954 has canceled its breakfast meetings until further notice.

New Waterford Eagles

NEW WATERFORD – The New Waterford Eagles has closed and canceled all events until further notice.

Salem Historical Society

SALEM – The Salem Historical Society and Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. Leave a phone message if necessary at 330-337-8514.

CCESC backgrounds service

LISBON – The Columbiana County Educational Service Center (CCESC) is suspending BCI/FBI WebCheck Civilian Background Check Service.

HEMSPN banquet canceled

SALEM – The HEMSPN Alumni Association has canceled its April banquet and will reschedule it for the fall. For information call Ann at 330-277-3848 or the HEMSPN school for additional information 330-332-8940.

First Presbyterian Church

COLUMBIANA – Worship and other in-person gatherings at First Presbyterian Church, 28 E. Park Ave., have been suspended.

County Auditor’s Office

LISBON – The Columbiana County Auditor’s Office will be closed to the general public. Some documents and/or applications can be submitted by mail and/or email. Physical mail should be sent to Columbiana County Auditor, 105 S. Market St., Lisbon, OH 44432. Email should be sent to auditor@columbianacntyauditor.org.

FRC group counseling

SALEM – Family Recovery Center plans to reopen groups in phases, first focusing on those clients who may be new to treatment or who have been identified as being high risk for relapse. FRC will limit in-person groups to four or five clients to ensure proper social distancing in group rooms, provide masks to staff and clients, do a screening for symptoms and take the temperature of all who enter the building. Clients who may not want to come into the office due to anxiety or fear of getting sick will be offered the opportunity to join the group via Zoom where they can still interact and benefit from the group experience.

SCT postopones events

SALEM – The Salem Community Theatre (SCT) has postponed the upcoming production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” scheduled for May. Auditions for the summer production of “Beauty and the Beast” have also been placed on hold at this time.

The theatre’s board of directors issued a statement saying they intend to stage the productions once the health professionals deem it safe for social activities to start back up. At that time rehearsals will begin again and production started, meaning there is no timeline for when the productions will take place.

Season ticket holders will still receive the two productions even if they carry over into the “next season” in addition to another full season of SCT shows.

Maker’s Market Craft Show

SALEM – Maker’s Market Craft Show scheduled for April 18 at Quaker Hall on S. Lincoln Ave. has been postponed until Dec. 5.

Alchemy Acres dinner

SALEM – Alchemy Acres is postponing until a later date the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser that was scheduled for April 5.

New Garden UMC sale

NEW GARDEN – New Garden United Methodist Church (UMC) has postponed its rummage sale until further notice. The church will still accept donations of good, clean items for the sale by calling Sheryl at 330-853-0737 or Phyllis at 330-222-1403.

SHS Alumni Association

SALEM – The Salem High School Alumni Association will be closed to the public. Questions and concerns can be addressed by calling the office at 330-332-1427.

Sportsman Club fish fries

WASHINGTONVILLE – The Beaver Creek Sportsman Club has canceled its Friday Fish Fries until further notice.

MCTRA, Ohio means jobs

YOUNGSTOWN – All Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association (MCTA) offices and the Mahoning and Columbiana Counties’ OhioMeansJobs (One-Stop) centers including the Oakhill Satellite have been closed to the public. At this time, MCTA staff will continue to report to their assigned locations. Many services can be accessed online and staff will continue to assist customers via phone and email. Offices will re-open when deemed appropriate.

Lepper Library closed

LISBON – Lepper Library has been closed. There will be limited telephone help available during this time. While the book drop will continue to be open, there will be no overdue fines and holds will be suspended. All programming will also be canceled during this time. All online services, including eBooks and eAudio, will continue to be available. Check the library’s website and social media for updates.

Salem Library closed

SALEM – The Salem Public Library System is closing its facility and canceling all programs. All fines and late fees will be waived during this period. The library offers online access to eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive as well as movies, eBooks and audiobooks on Hoopla. Visit the website, www.salem.lib.oh.us, or visit the Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about the library.

Leetonia Library drive-up

LEETONIA – The Leetonia Community Public Library will be limiting service to drive-up service only with the following hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The services will include holds pick-ups and book returns.

Mahoning County Land Bank

YOUNGSTOWN – The Mahoning County Land Bank is closed to the public until further notice due to concerns about Coronavirus, but are still working on requests. For information or assistance, call 330-259-1040 or send email to info@mahoninglandbank.com.

Mahoning County libraries

YOUNGSTOWN — The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has closed all of its libraries. PLYMC libraries include those in Sebring and Greenford. Patrons are encouraged to use the Library’s website and digital services. Due dates on library materials will be extended, so that Library patrons will not be charged fines for the time the libraries are closed, including for materials checked out through PLYMC’s libraries. Additionally, fines will not be charged for Search Ohio materials currently on-loan. Book drops will not be available for the return of books during this time. Patrons are advised not to leave materials outside the libraries; this could lead to damaged materials and the patron would be charged for damages and/or replacement materials.

Mill Creek MetroParks

YOUNGSTOWN- Mill Creek MetroParks is extending the cancellations of all previously scheduled programs, golf clinics/programs, events, lectures and facility rentals through May 1. Several indoor/outdoor public facilities will remain closed through May 1. In the event a registration fee or rental fee was paid, a full refund will be processed.

The following Mill Creek MetroParks indoor/outdoor locations will be closed to the public: Beginning March 13, the following Mill Creek MetroParks indoor locations will be closed to the public: MetroParks Farm Education Building and Animal Barns; all pavilions, cabins and reservable shelters; D.D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center; Yellow Creek Lodge; Lanterman’s Mill; and Wick Warming House. All Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations will remain open including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, MetroParks Bikeway, Mill Creek Golf Course, James L. Wick Recreation Area, Scholl Recreation Area, Yellow Creek Park and all nature preserves.

Various Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations will remain open including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, MetroParks Bikeway, James L. Wick Recreation Area, Scholl Recreation Area, Yellow Creek Park, Walking Trails, Golf Cart Paths for walking, and all Nature Preserves.

The MetroParks urges visitors to follow all guidelines from state and local health officials, such as social distancing, not congregating in large groups, and practicing good hygiene, as well as suggesting non-use of items such as handrails, park benches, and other areas frequently touched to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19.

SRMC Foundation Gala

SALEM – Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has postponed the SRMC Foundation Gala to a later date in 2020. The SRMC Foundation is in the process of rescheduling this event to a later date, which will be determined as the COVID-19 situation evolves in Ohio. Sponsors and guests, who have already purchased their tickets for the March 21 Gala, will be guaranteed a reservation when the event is rescheduled. For information call Amy Reed, SRMC Director of Development, at 330-337-2883.


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